Thursday, July 05, 2007

Me, Myself and I

That's the name of the -Along at get Stitchy! this month. It comes at a great time. Like most fiber enthusiasts, the majority of what I make goes to others. Whether it's a gift, for my shop, or on consignment, it's not mine to keep. In the vein of the cobbler's barefoot children, I'm often not even wearing something knitted or crocheted. Not a very good advertisement, eh?

I have several items on my list that I've been planning to do or finish for myself, and just haven't got to them. So, July is the month to do something just for me. Let's see how many of them I actually get to...

First is my mini-sock blocker keychain. With some leftover Lorna's from several years ago, this little "sockette" now dresses my summer bag. Yay! The added advantage: I only need to make one!

I also joined the Mystery Stole 3 KAL. Although the suggested colorways are black or white, I always seem to want to go off the menu and do something different. I have quite a few sweaters I'm recycling for the shop, and one of them wanted to stay with me.

It's a rayon/silk/angora blend in a lace weight plum color. After raveling, re-spinning, washing, and drying it, I saw just how great it would be as a shawl. Adding some iridescent beads and here are the ingredients for my version of the MS3. So far, I'm enjoying the pattern, as well as the mystery.

More on the queue? Oh, yeah! Check back to see how many of them I accomplish!


Jen said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty.

Valerie said...

Very nice! I love the purple color, that's beautiful!

Haley said...

what a nice idea. hope you enjoy doing some nice things for yourself!